I've been doing a lot of worrying about my finances this week (as I do pretty much every week!) and hoping beyond hope that maybe I could get some of my mother's good luck. I swear, even a quarter of the luck she has with slot machines would be really, really nice as the woman has won over $4100 in the past two weeks! But, me, I can't keep a $20 bill going in a penny machine for longer than 15 minutes it seems ... sigh ...
At any rate, I got the following email this morning and it appears that all of my problems are soon going to be over as look what I won! -
From: "2008 IRISH NATIONAL LOTTERY"I'd have to say that was pretty darned good considering I don't remember entering the Irish Lottery or even knowing that there was an Irish lottery! How could a girl get so lucky? Now I can buy that plasma screen TV along with the nice plasma mount that I'm going to put on the wall in the den of my new palatial mansion! Heck - with the amount of these winnings I can put one on the wall of every room! Plasma screens for everyone!
Subject: Congratulation Lucky Winner!!!
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 10:08:04 -0500
Attention: Lucky Winner,
We are happy to announce that you are one of our Lucky Four
(4)Star Prize Winner in this months edition of the Irish Lottery
in England. This makes you a proud winner of a cah prize of
£1,350,000 To claim your prize it is important that you acknowledge
your receipt of this correspondence.
Mr Clark Johnson.
And here I was worrying about how I was going to be able to afford groceries for the next week! Silly girl!
**Lest anyone think I was serious when I wrote this (like the guy from Spain who left a comment about getting the same email and what should he do?), let me empathize that this was written tongue-in-cheek and I am fully aware that any emails such as this are a scam. NEVER EVER give your bank information to anyone if you get something like this because this is about as real as the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny - who might actually be a lot more real than this!